Monday, February 23, 2009

Kraak Festival - Brussels - March 7th 2009

GEOFF LEIGH
[uk]
Geoff Leigh is a veteran in the prog, RIO and jazz world. He was one of the key figures of the Canterbury scene and played in legendary bands as Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, Aksak Maboul and Univers Zéro. Leigh is a virtuoso sax, clarinet and flute player, and still practices in the art of experimentation. Leigh still digs into his musical possibilities, while most of his pals from those days are enjoying an easy retirement.

NL
Geoff Leigh is een oudgediende in de prog, RIO en jazzwereld. Hij stond mee aan de wieg van de Canterbury scene en speelde in legendarische bands als Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, Aksak Maboul en Univers Zéro. Leigh is een virtuoos blazer (sax, clarinet, dwarsfluit...) en het experimenteren zit hem nog steeds in het bloed. Terwijl veel van zijn toenmalige genregenoten aan een makkelijk pensioen denken, graaft Leigh nog steeds verder in zijn muzikale mogelijkheden.

FR
Geoff Leigh est un vétéran dans le monde du prog, RIO et jazz. Il était un pionier de la scène de Canterbury et a joué dans des groupes légendaires comme Henry Cow, Slap Happy, Aksak Maboul et Univers Zéro. Leigh est un virtuose (saxophone, clarinette, flûte traversière,...) qui ne cesse d'expérimenter. Pendant que ses contemporains d'autrefois pensent à leur pension, Leigh continue à explorer les possibililités musicales.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:37 PM

    compte-rendu
    http://concerts-review.over-blog.com/article-28770399.html

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  2. hej geoff,

    i just wanted to say that i really enjoyed your show @ kraak. i hope to see you somewhere soon.

    peace,
    daniel

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  3. Anonymous4:25 PM

    thanks a lot..

    more gigs soon I hope!

    cheers..

    Geoff

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  4. Hi, Geoff. How are you? I've just listened to the Slapp Happy/Faust "Casablanca Moon" album for first time, and loved what I heard. It's so different from other Slapp Happy/Faust recordings. Do you happen to know why Polydor wouldn't release original version?....Cheers

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  5. Nice one - it's one of my fave records I ever played on....sorry can't help with info about Polydor...
    best..
    G.

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